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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stool problems: Worms are not as common as previous years. Diarrhea and loose stools can mean colitis, irritable colon or an infection. I agree that you should checke ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Loose stools in AM: I'm not sure why the gastroenterologist doesn't want stool testing to check for intestinal malabsorption or check the fecal calprotectin level. Perhap ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: You may want to reconsider eating toothpaste, but it won't affect culture results or chemical assays.
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Dr. Justin Nelson
16 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No: No, it should have no effect
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: because sodium fluoride in toothpaste is at very low concentrations.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome is a possibility. Have you had a colonoscopy? You might want to consult with a GI specialist.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Patients on: Iron supplementation typically report that their stools are darker, even without blood loss.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
IBS: 24 y male has chronic loose stools, recently with "mucus", and has had a negative clinical work-up for Irritable Bowel Disease, IBD. These ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: Your descriptions are too vague to warrant an appropriate answer. My advice would be to see your local doctor and if necessary be referred to a GI doc ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: The weight that you may have lost is due to dehydration. It will come back as you recover. I don't quite understand your question. If you are worried ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not for parasites: It is highly unlikely that you have a worm infestation. The only reason to test in the first place would be if you traveled to a poor country. There i ... Read More
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